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Verb: erode  i'rowd
  1. Become ground down or deteriorate
    "Her confidence eroded";
    - gnaw, gnaw at, eat at, wear away
     
  2. Remove soil or rock
    "Rain eroded the terraces";
    - eat away, fret

Derived forms: eroded, erodes, eroding

Type of: crumble, damage, decay, dilapidate

Encyclopedia: Erode